I am unable to successfully install a driver for a wifi dongle.
The adapter is a BrosTrend AC1200 Model No.: AC3l and I believe the chipset is rtl88x2bu-dkms.
I have contacted the dongle’s support staff and this was their reply:
our adapter and driver is compatible with Raspberry Pi OS Buster.
This operating system comes with kernel 5.10.
I can see in your logs that you do have that kernel.
***BUT you also have an unknown, ancient kernel 3.6, and you are booted ***
This is what’s causing our installer to fail.
***If there’s a specific reason to use the ancient 3.6 kernel that is not ***
***part of the Buster operating system, then we can check if we could make ***
our driver work with that kernel.
***Otherwise, we should focus our support effort into helping you get rid ***
of the 3.6 kernel and boot with the 5.10 kernel.
Which choice do you prefer?
***If you have some special device connected to your Raspberry Pi OS, e.g. ***
***a seismograph, then you might want to ask the raspberryshake developers ***
***that question, i.e. if their device is compatible with the normal 5.10 ***
kernel that Raspberry Pi OS Buster is using.
Per their reply is there a purpose for the older 3.6 kernel and if not may I remove the kernel?
Below is a log of the driver install failure which I sent to the company.
myshake@raspberryshake:/opt $ sudo sh -c ‘wget deb.trendtechcn.com/install -O /tmp/install && sh /tmp/install’
URL transformed to HTTPS due to an HSTS policy
–2022-09-21 16:22:46-- https://deb.trendtechcn.com/install
Resolving deb.trendtechcn.com (deb.trendtechcn.com)… 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, …
Connecting to deb.trendtechcn.com (deb.trendtechcn.com)|22.214.171.124|:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 16821 (16K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘/tmp/install’
/tmp/install 100%[=================================================>] 16.43K --.-KB/s in 0.005s
2022-09-21 16:22:52 (2.97 MB/s) - ‘/tmp/install’ saved [16821/16821]
Package manager is: apt-get
Hit:1 https://linux.brostrend.com stable InRelease
Hit:2 https://deb.nodesource.com/node_7.x buster InRelease
Hit:3 http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/raspbian/raspbian buster InRelease
Hit:4 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease
Hit:5 http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian buster InRelease
Hit:6 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease
, 5.10.103+, 5.10.103-v7+, 5.10.103-v7l+ and 5.10.103-v8+
Building initial module for 3.6-trunk-rpi
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.6-trunk-rpi (armv7l)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl88x2bu/5.13.1/build/make.log for more information.
dpkg: error processing package rtl88x2bu-dkms (–configure):
installed rtl88x2bu-dkms package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 10
Setting up gpsd (3.17-7+b1) …
Creating/updating gpsd user account…
Job for gpsd.socket failed.
See “systemctl status gpsd.socket” and “journalctl -xe” for details.
A dependency job for gpsd.service failed. See ‘journalctl -xe’ for details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript gpsd, action “start” failed.
● gpsd.service - GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/gpsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: inactive (dead)
Sep 13 23:17:02 raspberryshake systemd: Dependency failed for GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon.
Sep 13 23:17:02 raspberryshake systemd: gpsd.service: Job gpsd.service/start failed with result ‘dependency’.
Sep 21 15:49:47 raspberryshake systemd: Dependency failed for GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon.
Sep 21 15:49:47 raspberryshake systemd: gpsd.service: Job gpsd.service/start failed with result ‘dependency’.
Sep 21 16:24:05 raspberryshake systemd: Dependency failed for GPS (Global Positioning System) Daemon.
Sep 21 16:24:05 raspberryshake systemd: gpsd.service: Job gpsd.service/start failed with result ‘dependency’.
dpkg: error processing package gpsd (–configure):
installed gpsd package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Aborting, command failed: apt install --yes --no-install-recommends ./rtl88x2bu-dkms.deb
ERROR: The driver was NOT successfully installed!
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